facebook
twitter
search
search

Man shoots himself during road rage incident in Florida

Richard Coles shot himself in the leg during incident near Interstate-4.
By Evan Bleier Follow @itishowitis Contact the Author   |   Jan. 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Florida police are investigating a Monday incident on Interstate-4 in which a motorist shot himself in the leg during an alleged fit of road rage.

Richard Coles pulled his white BMW sedan off the highway near College Park and Florida Hospital during the incident. He got off the highway after another driver pulled out a gun for reasons unknown.

Feeling threatened, Coles, 36, pulled out a firearm of his own and shot himself in the leg.

"He was taken to local hospital where he has declined to prosecute and no longer wishes to speak with investigators," said sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson.

There are not many details about the incident that provoked the shooting at this time.

Coles was treated at the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.


[Orlando Sentinel]
[Click Orlando]

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Sheriff's lieutenant to unidentified thief: 'Look at me son, I'm talking to you'
Man facing charges for petting the cougars at Ohio zoo
Plane nearly overturns in strong wind during Netherlands landing
Semi truck jumps 166 feet at Evel Knievel Days
Starbucks lifts ban on man who confronted drivers in spaces for disabled